On the 24th of August, 2018 at 10:19 a duty officer of the State Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre of the State Enterprise "Marine Search and Rescue Service" of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine received information from the m/v "GILLNGHAM" vessel agent (flag of the Marshall Islands") that a crew member (ordinary seaman) on board of the vessel needs urgent medical assistance and there is a necessity of his hospitalization. A provisional exclusion – torn ligament of a left leg.
The duty officer announced a phase of distress. It was decided to prepare and involve SAR speedboat "PRK-01" of the SE "Marine Search and Rescue Service". At 22:31 the crew of the "PRK-01" evacuated the suffered and delivered him to Chornomorsk. At 23:30 the suffered was handed to the paramedics.